5.04.2015

Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

We have been celebrating a lot around here.  There are four birthdays in 4 months so cake is abundant! 
We pretty much agree that chocolate is the best but, it's always my husband who requests chocolate butter cream frosting for his birthday cake. 
The perfect recipe for Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting!  |  My Name Is Snickerdoodle

4.30.2015

2015 Free Printable Confetti Calendar

In the fall of last year, I had decided I wanted to create a printable calendar to share with you.  I found a color scheme that I loved and then everything just came together after that.  It evolved and I was satisfied with the outcome.  My confetti calendar was just as I had envisioned and it was fun to see it in print.

THEN, my husband was playing around with geographic designs on the computer and between the two of us, my Hexagon Calendar came about.  You can grab that for free here.  Life happened and I forgot about my beautiful confetti calender! 

4.23.2015

Chicken Fried Potato Wedges

I wish I could be one of those people that salad is a comfort food for.  It just isn't the case.  Potatoes and anything fried seem to be some of my comforting food choice.  The healthiest?  Absolutely not but, I believe it's okay to indulge every now and then. 
Chicken Fried Potato Wedges with Hot Pink Sauce!  So crispy and sooo good!  |  mynameissnickerdoodle.com

4.21.2015

Easy Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

I'm not a huge sandwich person.  I really didn't grow up eating them so they just aren't my thing.  The exception is a French Dip Sandwich.  To say I love them is an understatement.  There is just something about it that I can't get enough of.
The EASIEST and most delicious French Dip Sandwiches!  Psst...It's prepared in the slow cooker!  |  mynameissnickerdoodle.com

4.14.2015

Creamy Garlic Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

We have pasta often during the month.  All of my kids love it and it's pretty easy to prepare.  It's a good thing that my kids love veggies to balance it all out!

They love a good classic bowl of spaghetti and meatballs.  However, I like to mix it up with this Chicken and Broccoli with a Creamy Garlic Sauce every now and the.  I used to order a very similar dish at Olive Garden called Chicken Con Broccoli but, they no longer serve it. 
This Creamy Garlic Chicken and Broccoli Pasta recipe rivals the Chicken Con Broccoli dish at Olive Garden!  |  mynameissnickerdoodle.com 

4.13.2015

Getting Organized For Spring

I've teamed up with Hefty to help you (and I) with spring cleaning and getting our homes organized for the season! 

No matter how badly you wish for winter to be over, spring always seems to sneak up on you – and with a new season comes new household projects. Packing away winter gear and pulling out flip flops isn’t the only thing that needs to be done to make the transition to spring go smoothly. There are plenty of ways I like to make sure my house stays organized even after my big spring cleaning spree is finished.

Take a look at my checklist for tips on getting organized for the warmer weather!

Fridge Cleaning: First thing I always like to tackle is transitioning my fridge for spring. Now I’m a huge believer in making food last, but the change in seasons is the perfect time to go through the fridge and toss expired goods and winter snacks, making room for the seasonal flavors of spring. Take the opportunity to reorganize the shelves, keeping condiments on the side, beverages on the top shelf and making sure the produce stays in its respective drawers.

Make a list of spring fruits and veggies you’d want to stock up on, like apricots, corn on the cob, mangoes, spinach and artichokes. My kids can’t get enough of roasted artichokes, baked with lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and salt – the perfect snack to serve before dinner.
Get your fridge organized for spring!  |  mynameissnickderdoodle.com

4.10.2015

Ultimate Three Cheese Artichoke Hot Dip

On most restaurant menus you can find some sort of artichoke or spinach dip.  It's also about a 50/50 chance that it's going to be absolutely delicious or you end up regretting ordering it in the first place. 

Sometimes they can be too runny or sometimes just plain and bland.  I think I've created the BEST cheesy artichoke dip so you won't even have to take that appetizer chance at another restaurant again! 
The BEST cheesy artichoke dip EVER!!!  It's made with three cheese and served hot.  |  mynameissnickerdoodle.com

4.09.2015

Ice Cream Galore!

I've had the yummy pleasure to try out some new frozen products.  I know, twist my arm and all!  Some where classics I actually have never tried and some were new and made it to the top of my lists of favorites! 

Summer is coming up and those frozen cases at the grocery store always seem to be calling my name as I walk in from the heat.  Luckily, the weather has been perfect but,  I don't really need an excuse to eat any frozen treat!